From frilly white blouses to boho smocks and broderie anglaise beauties, scroll our edit of pretty summer tops here…

The versatility of a pretty summer top will see you right through the season, from balmy al fresco date-nights to picnics in the park, some even work thrown over a swimsuit on holiday. They are one of the hardest working pieces in your summer wardrobe, pairing perfectly with everything from denim to slinky slip skirts. Plus, choose wisely and they rarely date.

If you’re looking to invest, check out the stunning Deiji Studio’s linen trapeze-shaped top. It actually comes as part of a PJ set but it’s far too pretty to keep in the bedroom. Then there’s Isabel Marant’s Clover ruffle sleeve top – quite possibly the perfect boho blouse we’ve ever laid eyes on. Wear with high-waisted denim or pair with the matching skirt for a dressed up but understated summer occasion look.

On the high street, you can’t go wrong with M&S who have a flurry of frilly-neck blouses and cotton embroidered shirts. While L.K.Bennett’s Beecham floral silk blouse with pointed collar and delicate pastel print is pretty but smart enough for the office, too.

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